Meetings

Meetings are held 10 months a year, on Sundays from 1:30-3:30 pm or on Mondays from 7:00-9:00 p.m. at Temple Adat Elohim (click for directions), 2420 E. Hillcrest Drive, Thousand Oaks. Once a year we meet at the Los Angeles FamilySearch Library.

Meetings are subject to change so it is best to check this website for updates.

Next Meeting

Sunday, December 8, 2019, 1:30-3:30 PM

"FamilySearch Historical Collections - Tips and Tricks", David E. Rencher, Chief Genealogist, FamilySearch. Annual Chanukah Party and Membership Drive

FamilySearch is one of the premiere genealogical research sites. This session shares tips and tricks to searching record collections in FamilySearch. Learn new techniques for searching the collections, compiled genealogies, and the Library Catalog.

Speaker: David E. Rencher, AG®, CG®, FUGA, FIGRS, is employed as the Director, Family History Library and Chief Genealogical Officer for FamilySearch. A professional genealogist since 1977, he is one of the rare few who have earned both credentials: Accredited Genealogist® with ICAPGen in Ireland research and Certified Genealogist® with the Board for Certification of Genealogists. He is a past-president of the Federation of Genealogical Societies.

[David E. Rencher photo]

David E. Rencher


Everyone is eligible for the drawing of fantastic genealogical prizes for those who renew their JGSCV membership or join for 2020. You must be present to win! Light refreshments will be served celebrating Chanukah and our membership drive. There is no charge to attend the meeting. Anyone may join JGSCV. Annual dues are $25 for an individual and $30 for a family. The meeting is open to the public.

Future Meetings

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Prior Meetings

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